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Karen Sypher speaks at Louisville church

By Katie Bauer email | bio

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – On Sunday Karen Sypher spoke at a Louisville church service addressing what she calls community wide injustices in the local, state, and federal courts.

At Gospel Missionary Church in Louisville, Sypher and her legal investigator spoke to the congregation. "So many people don't know it yet, but I will get my chance to tell my story," said Sypher.

She asked for prayers, and continues to maintain her innocence.

"This is home for me right here and I'm very comforted and very at peace here," said Sypher.

Sypher was convicted and sentenced last month. She received seven years and three months in federal prison for the attempted extortion of University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, as well as lying and retaliation.

Her surrender date has not yet been announced and her attorney has since filed an appeal.

"If I can protect these babies right here from ever going through what I've been through then I will know that this is why I'm still on this earth," Sypher said.

She continues to insist there is more to her story.

"I cannot wait until my whole story is told," said Sypher.

Sypher's legal team has filed a motion to try to keep her out of prison until after the appeals process is over, and a decision on that has not yet been determined.

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